Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer Wheaton Athletics Mount Holyoke's mascot … Wheaton finished in the top 15% of the NACDA Directors' Cup in 2013–14, highlighted by women's track and field, which placed fourth in the NCAA indoor championship and tied for sixth at the outdoor championship. [3] Lyon created the first curriculum with the goal that it be equal in quality to those of men's colleges. Also, Wheaton saw its first graduate of color in 1866, when Edward Breathitte Sellers took his degree. Blanchard consistently lobbied for universal co-education and was a strong proponent of reform through strong public education open to all. 21 in six-year graduation rate (86%) (2007 Report), No. Hundreds of potential names were submitted as the Mascot Naming Committee narrowed the searched down to three: Roary, Lee-O and Wheat T. A dogged reformer, Blanchard began his public campaign for abolitionism with the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1836, at the age of twenty-five. [13] Emerson would go on to receive the Valeria Knapp Award from The College Club of Boston in 1987 for establishing the Global Awareness Program at Wheaton College. Giphy links preview in Facebook and Twitter. [33], Wheaton also has an extensive Permanent Collection of artworks which are often implemented in classes and student projects,[34] including in some innovative learning experiences, like a semi-annual student-curated exhibition and student-driven provenance research. Wheaton continued to achieve high rankings in several areas of the report: Wheaton College ranked ninth in the nation in the total number of graduates (all fields) who went on to earn doctorates (during the period of 1986–1995) according to Franklin & Marshall College's latest survey, which included more than 900 private colleges and universities. Many of the materials that were used were post-consumer and over 20% of the materials were manufactured within a 500-mile (800 km) radius of the College. On issues of religion and science, the college holds the view that religious teachings about God and modern science are n… [41] On issues of religion and science, the college holds the view that religious teachings about God and modern science are not at odds. It also housed the school radio station, WETN 88.1 FM, until its sale in February 2017. The Student Government Association was organized to represent the "consensus of opinion of the whole student body", and to encourage individual responsibility, integrity, and self-government. [44], Austin House, designed by The Architects Collaborative, sits at the edge of campus and serves as housing for guest speakers, artists, etc. The Record was the recipient of the 2006 John David Reed General Excellence Award and has received 13 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association, of which it is a member. Wheaton College has a strong reputation for athletics, ranking as one of the top NCAA Division III institutions in overall collegiate sports programs. In addition, she was selected to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Silver Anniversary Team, which commemorated the 25th anniversary of women competing in NCAA outdoor track & field championships. Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton, the judge's daughter-in-law, persuaded him to memorialize his daughter by founding a female seminary.[2]. HTML5 links autoselect optimized format. Amherst, MA — Amherst College recently changed its mascot from the Lord Jeffs to the Mammoths after a request from the student body. Nearly 3000 people utilize HoneyRock each year. Written by Robert Loveless '41 while a student, the Wheaton College Fight Song was first sung October 11, 1941 during a Wheaton-North Central football game. [46] In 1962, Watson Fine Arts was finally built in the Brutalist International Style. It was also known for growing divisiveness over faculty scholarship and personality clashes. Also contributing to Wheaton's point total was men's soccer, women's lacrosse and softball. Many students also participate in the Human Needs and Global Resources program. Wheaton College Plush Animal. Major: Business/Economics Career: Recorded 141 tackles including eight tackles for loss and a sack in 47 career games with eight interceptions including two returned for touchdowns...averaged 26.5 yards on 11 kickoff returns and 10.7 yards on 23 punt returns. The HNGR program matches select students with six-month internships in the Third World, including opportunities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Today it houses Student Development, Undergraduate Admissions, and the College Bookstore. Baseball is the only team sport at Wheaton to advance to a national championship game, which it has done twice (2006 and 2012) in addition to one additional Division III world series (2017). [7], Metcalf retired in 1876. During the 2016–2017 school year, there was a student-curated show, a show of student work, and an installation by Judy Pfaff. In the summer of 2014, Mike Gibbons was signed to a professional baseball contract by the New York Mets, making him Wheaton's first student-athlete to sign with a professional team before using all four years of eligibility. These courses are intended to encourage students to explore and think beyond their primary academic interests. The CCCU also sponsors programs in American studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, Russian studies, and journalism. The 1967–68 women's basketball team finished their season undefeated in 11 games, including a victory over the University of Iowa. The approximately 200 students within the conservatory focus on a range of fields within music including education, performance, composition, and history. [citation needed]. [7] The Wesleyans, similar in spirit and mission to the Congregationalists, were happy to relinquish control of the Illinois Institute. Gil Dodds (MA '48), one-time world record holder for the indoor mile, NCAA cross country champion, and three time Wanamaker Mile champion, was the men's track & field coach at Wheaton in the late 1940s and 1950s. The Graduate School offers 14 Master of Arts programs and 2 doctoral programs, a Ph.D. in Biblical & Theological Studies and a Psy.D. During his career as president, Cole oversaw the expansion of the campus from three to 27 buildings, the growth of enrollment from 50 to 414, and the establishment of an endowment. The college sponsors study-abroad programs in Asia, England, France, Germany, Israel, Latin America, and Spain, as well as a summer program in Washington, D.C. Wheaton College (MA) Share Advanced. 25 in SAT/ACT scores (1250–1440) (2007 Report), No. By 1950, enrollment at the college surpassed 1,600, and in the second half of the twentieth century, enrollment growth and more selective admissions accompanied athletic success, additional and improved facilities, and expanded programs. Starting in 1999, the women's indoor team won five consecutive titles, while the outdoor team won three straight times from 2001–2003. Wheaton Crew was established in 1989 by a group of students, alumni and donors competing with both men's and women's boats; both crews of which are members of the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA) in the Great Lakes Region. Wheaton has found success in a number of its athletic programs, starting in 1983, when field hockey became the first Wheaton team to make an NCAA tournament. Beamer, a Wheaton alumnus, was part of a small group of passengers who stormed hijackers on United Flight 93, bringing down the plane in rural Pennsylvania during the September 11, 2001, attacks, and preventing it from reaching its target. Established in 1965 by professor of English Clyde S. Kilby, the Wade Center is an extensive research library and museum of the books and papers of seven British writers: C. S. Lewis, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, Dorothy L. Sayers, George MacDonald, and Charles Williams. It was built in memory of over 1,600 former students and graduates who served in World War II, and in honor of those 39 who gave their lives. The chapel, on the corner of Washington and Franklin streets, was dedicated on November 15, 1925. 15 in freshmen retention (95.0%) (2009 Report), No. Blanchard Hall served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.[10]. The following films have been filmed, at least in part, on the Wheaton campus or feature Wheaton students. [11], Meneely died in 1961 after a long illness and was succeeded in 1962 by William C.H. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs. Wheaton athletics also competed in basketball at the 1904 Summer Olympics. The Memorial Student Center (MSC) was dedicated on June 11, 1951. It opened to men starting in the fall semester of 2009 with the dream that it would become a creative hotspot on campus. [16], In 2010, Wheaton College become the first American Associate University of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation's Faith and Globalization Initiative. [44] Wheaton's president said his "personal desire" to retain Hochschild, "a gifted brother in Christ", was outweighed by his duty to employ "faculty who embody the institution's Protestant convictions". Butera was also member of the U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Team during the summer of 2011. Both the college and graduate school are on an 80-acre campus in Wheaton, Illinois, a 45-minute train ride straight west of downtown Chicago. Enrollment growth encouraged the construction of the first new residence halls since 1964 (Gebbie, Keefe and Beard residence halls), the improvement of classroom buildings and the renovation and expansion of the college's arts' facilities. It housed the Student Union Café, nicknamed "the Stupe" (which has since been moved to the Beamer Center). Upon his installation in April 1926, he became the nation's youngest college president at age 31. [10] He retired in 1944, and was succeeded by Dartmouth College Professor of History Alexander Howard Meneely. The Oklahoma Sooners don’t often get burned on the recruiting trail, but that’s what happened on Wednesday night, when Nick Saban beat out Lincoln Riley for a five-star running back. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts granted Wheaton a college charter in 1912, and the trustees changed the name of the school to Wheaton College. 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Wheaton's acceptance of evolutionary biology in the science departments has proved controversial to some. [53] Kiplinger notes Wheaton as a "Best Value School,"[54] and College Raptor and College Recruiter independently identify Wheaton as a "hidden gem. [51], In March 2018 Charles Nagy, a former Wheaton College football player, sued the college and seven former teammates citing the school had attempted to cover up a hazing incident by his former teammates. The most notable additions to the faculty were Lucy Larcom, who introduced the study of English Literature and founded the student literary magazine The Rushlight;[6] and Mary Jane Cragin, who used innovative techniques to teach geometry and made mathematics the favorite study of many students. The last varsity team established at Wheaton in 1997, has also achieved success. The Artist Series frequently partners with Wheaton College Conservatory graduates, including the soprano Sylvia McNair and the conductor John Nelson. Hearth House – Upper class female housing north of Buswell Library, Kay House – Upper class male housing west of Traber Hall, Kilby House – Upper class female housing northwest of Edman Chapel, Mathetai House – Upper class housing west of Traber Hall, Saint & Elliot Apartments – Upper class housing on the east of campus, Terrace Apartments – Upper class housing on the far east of campus, This page was last edited on 16 January 2021, at 03:15. Suggestions include the Cherubs, Eagles, Flames, Lions, Sojourners and Whirlwind. "[55] The Princeton Review also recognizes Wheaton as a standout Northeastern college, one of the 373 best colleges in the United States and among the Top 200 Colleges That Pay You Back. Autoplay. The school's football team is coached by Mike Swider, who has taken the team to the NCAA Division III Football Championship playoffs nine times. In addition, Dan Antoniuk put together a long career in professional soccer, playing with teams like the Portland Timbers and Montreal Impact. Wheaton College was founded in 1860. [45], In 1938, Wheaton sponsored a competition to build a new Arts center, cosponsored by Museum of Modern Art and Architectural Forum. New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference, institutions of higher education for women, List of Wheaton College (Massachusetts) alumni, "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)", "Caroline Metcalf: Faces Behind the Facades", "Mary Jane Cragin: Faces Behind the Facades", "A. Ellen Stanton: Faces Behind the Facades", "Samuel Valentine Cole: Faces Behind the Facades", "J. Edgar Park: Faces Behind the Facades", "Alexander Howard Meneely: Faces Behind the Facades", "William C.H. 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